Case study
Western Elms Surgery

The project was to alter and extend the Consulting Rooms at Western Elms Surgery and comprised the retention of the existing Ground Floor South Wing of the Surgery and extending to construct a new First and Second Floor over.

Project details

Contract | Western Elms Surgery
Contract Dates | May 2018 to June 2019
Contract Value | £760k
Client | Western Elms Surgery
Principal Designer | IBC Architects
M&E Consultant | IBC Architects


Western Elms Surgery
317 Oxford Road
RG30 1AT

What we did

The works compromised off new strip foundations with drainage and soakaway ready to receive a new block and beam floor for the substructure. New brick and blockwork walls were taken up to finished height with a powder aluminium coated coping.

The roof deck was constructed by using C24 structural timbers and furring’s with a build- up of OSB plywood, insulation and single ply membrane. A bespoke roof light was incorporated into this new ceiling made out of softwood timber with a patent glazing system on top. Aluminium windows/doors were then fitted to the extension.

Internally, electrical and mechanical systems was upgraded in the existing building and installed into the new extension. This included new lighting, power, data and ventilation. Along with a new heating system.

The works were carried out whilst the building was in operation and the Surgery continued to operate. Close communication was kept between Our Construction Manager & Site Manager with the Surgery to enable the works to run smoothly and to cause as little disruption as possible to the staff and patients. Until water-tight the works were protected by a temporary roof system with a fully sheathed scaffold over the South Wing of the building.

Safe access for all visitors into the building was maintained throughout the project. On completion all works were tested, certified with operation and maintenance manuals produced and handed over.